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Gaming PC config

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

So, I've been doing some research on the various components and I've come up with this particular config. Is there any way to reduce the price without significantly compromising on performance? I want to run games like BF3, CoD and Far Cry 3 at full settings.

ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 Motherboard

Kingston V+200 120 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (SVP200S37A/120G)

Corsair H40 Cooler

ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 2GB 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) PC RAM (CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10R)

Cooler Master GX 750 Watts PSU

Intel Core i5-3570

Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST2000DM001)

Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Mid Tower Cabinet

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Re: Gaming PC config

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Save money? Okay - first I would ditch the Corsair H40 Cooler. There's money you can re-purpose to a better videocard.. the ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 isn't getting good reviews.

You don't *really* need an SSD, right? I mean you are getting a 2tb drive so you can drop off the ssd ca

You could also find a slightly less flashy motherboard that does equally as well, but for cheaper.

The processor's fine..

Oddly no discussion on a power supply..
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Re: Gaming PC config

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

One way to reduce your price is to get rid of SSD. It's a nice thing to have, but definitely not necessary to run games at full settings. Also, the liquid cooler isn't necessary either. The GTX650 will have it's own standard cooling with heatsinks and fans and shouldn't overheat unless you're going to overclock it. The same with the CPU.

You could also consider lowering the HDD to a 1TB instead of 2TB in order to reduce the price. But that all depends on whether you really need 2TB's of HDD space, which I doubt you will.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

Ive found that ssd's run games better because you dont have to search through hdd layers. They also load a million times faster ---so I would keep the ssd and you can get them pretty cheap now.

---drop the cooler

do you really need 16 gigs ram--- 8 should be enough

prob find comp mother boards cheaper
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

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Ive found that ssd's run games better because you dont have to search through hdd layers.

HDD layers? At best a game may will load faster, but I do not really believe it some how increases the visual or game play quality.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

The only benefit that an SSD has over an HDD is the fact that it reads and writes much faster. Well, also there's not as much heat generated, but that doesn't matter in this issue. As modi123_1 pointed out, you'll see a slight increase in load times, but they will not help improve visual quality. So the choice is yours. You can spend a couple hundred bucks for an SSD to save yourself a second or two on load times, which should be extremely short with the rest of the hardware described here, or save yourself some money on a component that, while it may be nice to have, is far from necessary.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

I'm dropping the SSD and the cooling system. But the downgrade from 2TB to 1TB has a price difference of only about $20, so I decided to keep that. Meanwhile, I need to know if the cabinet would be sufficient or I need to get one with more space and better cooling?
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Sure.. the case should be okay.. better cooling? It comes with a fan.. and space for more.. if you are concerned toss in a few more 120mm fans and bolt them in.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

Yeah, I guess that'd work. Any suggestions for the graphics card?
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I have zero idea what your budget is or how much is left... so I suggest doing research.

Example:
http://www.tomshardw...ics-card-review,3107.html
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Re: Gaming PC config

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Update:
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($98.53 @ Amazon)
Total: $628.35
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Looks like a great system to me and the price is around what I pay when I build myself new gaming rigs every few years. Once you get the software, assuming you don't already have a 64-bit Windows 7 for it, then the price will increase a couple hundred bucks, so be aware of that.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I would recommend going back to the I5. It is a much better processor for gaming, that said, you could go to an I5-2500P for $180. The only difference is the lack of integrated graphics which you don't care about, and overclocking, which isn't worth the price. The gpu is much better, stay with that. For an I5 cheap motherboard, I am using the Biostar TZ77a for about $99 on newegg. You could also use a less powerfull psu with this change. Hope this helps
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Re: Gaming PC config

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

I'm pretty much sure about the processor by now. And I have added a cabinet which I couldnt find with online retailers. Its the Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Mid Tower Cabinet Which is about $90.
I alreay have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 so, that wouldnt be a concern.
Would I need an additional cooler This one seems interesting, the Corsair H40 Cooler which retails for around $95
So considering the other factors, the total price seems to be coming upto $800, which doesnt seem to bad.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

800 sounds about right for a great gaming rig that will last you at least a few years. I spent about that much on my last build about 3 or so years ago, and I still haven't found a game that I can't run. Granted my GPU is a bit dated now, so I don't run at max settings on everything, but I'm still happy with it.
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